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Kumar Rajan

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionRush University, Rush Medical College
DepartmentNeurological Sciences
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    My ORCID is 0000-0003-1268-4617.
    My Scopus ID is 7102877841.
    My NIH COMMONS name is KRAJAN.


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    1. Rajan KB, Barnes LL, Wilson RS, McAninch EA, Weuve J, Sighoko D, Evans DA. Racial Differences in the Association Between Apolipoprotein E Risk Alleles and Overall and Total Cardiovascular Mortality Over 18 Years. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2017 Nov; 65(11):2425-2430. PMID: 28898389.
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    2. Weuve J, Barnes LL, de Leon CFM, Rajan KB, Beck T, Aggarwal NT, Hebert LE, Bennett DA, Wilson RS, Evans DA. Cognitive aging in black and white Americans: Cognition, cognitive decline, and incidence of Alzheimer disease dementia. Epidemiology. 2017 Aug 31. PMID: 28863046.
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    3. Rasmussen HE, Hamaker B, Rajan KB, Mutlu E, Green SJ, Brown M, Kaur A, Keshavarzian A. Starch-entrapped microsphere fibers improve bowel habit but do not exhibit prebiotic capacity in those with unsatisfactory bowel habits: a phase I, randomized, double-blind, controlled human trial. Nutr Res. 2017 Aug; 44:27-37. PMID: 28821315.
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    4. Wilson RS, Rajan KB, Barnes LL, Jansen W, Amofa P, Weuve J, Evans DA. Terminal decline of episodic memory and perceptual speed in a biracial population. Neuropsychol Dev Cogn B Aging Neuropsychol Cogn. 2017 Mar 23; 1-12. PMID: 28332920.
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    5. Rajan KB, Wilson RS, Barnes LL, Aggarwal NT, Weuve J, Evans DA. A Cognitive Turning Point in Development of Clinical Alzheimer's Disease Dementia and Mild Cognitive Impairment: A Biracial Population Study. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2017 Mar 01; 72(3):424-430. PMID: 28043942.
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    6. Papagiannopoulos P, Lin DM, Al-Khudari S, Rajan K, Reddy S, Gattuso P, Tajudeen B, Batra PS. Utility of intraoperative frozen sections in surgical decision making for acute invasive fungal rhinosinusitis. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2017 May; 7(5):502-507. PMID: 28182334.
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    7. Rajan KB, Rajan RS, Manning LK, Evans DA. Aging Audiences. J Aging Health. 2016 Dec 01; 898264316682907. PMID: 28553789.
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    8. Barban N, Jansen R, de Vlaming R, Vaez A, Mandemakers JJ, Tropf FC, Shen X, Wilson JF, Chasman DI, Nolte IM, Tragante V, van der Laan SW, Perry JR, Kong A. Genome-wide analysis identifies 12 loci influencing human reproductive behavior. Nat Genet. 2016 Dec; 48(12):1462-1472. PMID: 27798627.
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    9. Adams HH, Hibar DP, Chouraki V, Stein JL, Nyquist PA, Rentería ME, Trompet S, Arias-Vasquez A, Seshadri S, Desrivières S, Beecham AH, Jahanshad N, Wittfeld K, Van der Lee SJ, Abramovic L, Alhusaini S, Amin N, Andersson M, Arfanakis K, Aribisala BS, Armstrong NJ, Athanasiu L, Axelsson T, Beiser A, Bernard M, Bis JC, Blanken LM, Blanton SH, Bohlken MM, Boks MP, Bralten J, Brickman AM, Carmichael O, Chakravarty MM, Chauhan G, Chen Q, Ching CR, Cuellar-Partida G, Braber AD, Doan NT, Ehrlich S, Filippi I, Ge T, Giddaluru S, Goldman AL, Gottesman RF, Greven CU, Grimm O, Griswold ME, Guadalupe T, Hass J, Haukvik UK, Hilal S, Hofer E, Hoehn D, Holmes AJ, Hoogman M, Janowitz D, Jia T, Kasperaviciute D, Kim S, Klein M, Kraemer B, Lee PH, Liao J, Liewald DC, Lopez LM, Luciano M, Macare C, Marquand A, Matarin M, Mather KA, Mattheisen M, Mazoyer B, McKay DR, McWhirter R, Milaneschi Y, Mirza-Schreiber N, Muetzel RL, Maniega SM, Nho K, Nugent AC, Loohuis LM, Oosterlaan J, Papmeyer M, Pappa I, Pirpamer L, Pudas S, Pütz B, Rajan KB, Ramasamy A, Richards JS, Risacher SL, Roiz-Santiañez R, Rommelse N, Rose EJ, Royle NA, Rundek T, Sämann PG, Satizabal CL, Schmaal L, Schork AJ, Shen L, Shin J, Shumskaya E, Smith AV, Sprooten E, Strike LT, Teumer A, Thomson R, Tordesillas-Gutierrez D, Toro R, Trabzuni D, Vaidya D, Van der Grond J, Van der Meer D, Van Donkelaar MM, Van Eijk KR, Van Erp TG, Van Rooij D, Walton E, Westlye LT, Whelan CD, Windham BG, Winkler AM, Woldehawariat G, Wolf C, Wolfers T, Xu B, Yanek LR, Yang J, Zijdenbos A, Zwiers MP, Agartz I, Aggarwal NT, Almasy L, Ames D, Amouyel P, Andreassen OA, Arepalli S, Assareh AA, Barral S, Bastin ME, Becker DM, Becker JT, Bennett DA, Blangero J, van Bokhoven H, Boomsma DI, Brodaty H, Brouwer RM, Brunner HG, Buckner RL, Buitelaar JK, Bulayeva KB, Cahn W, Calhoun VD, Cannon DM, Cavalleri GL, Chen C, Cheng CY, Cichon S, Cookson MR, Corvin A, Crespo-Facorro B, Curran JE, Czisch M, Dale AM, Davies GE, De Geus EJ, De Jager PL, de Zubicaray GI, Delanty N, Depondt C, DeStefano AL, Dillman A, Djurovic S, Donohoe G, Drevets WC, Duggirala R, Dyer TD, Erk S, Espeseth T, Evans DA, Fedko IO, Fernández G, Ferrucci L, Fisher SE, Fleischman DA, Ford I, Foroud TM, Fox PT, Francks C, Fukunaga M, Gibbs JR, Glahn DC, Gollub RL, Göring HH, Grabe HJ, Green RC, Gruber O, Gudnason V, Guelfi S, Hansell NK, Hardy J, Hartman CA, Hashimoto R, Hegenscheid K, Heinz A, Le Hellard S, Hernandez DG, Heslenfeld DJ, Ho BC, Hoekstra PJ, Hoffmann W, Hofman A, Holsboer F, Homuth G, Hosten N, Hottenga JJ, Pol HE, Ikeda M, Ikram MK, Jack CR, Jenkinson M, Johnson R, Jönsson EG, Jukema JW, Kahn RS, Kanai R, Kloszewska I, Knopman DS, Kochunov P, Kwok JB, Lawrie SM, Lemaître H, Liu X, Longo DL, Longstreth WT, Lopez OL, Lovestone S, Martinez O, Martinot JL, Mattay VS, McDonald C, McIntosh AM, McMahon KL, McMahon FJ, Mecocci P, Melle I, Meyer-Lindenberg A, Mohnke S, Montgomery GW, Morris DW, Mosley TH, Mühleisen TW, Müller-Myhsok B, Nalls MA, Nauck M, Nichols TE, Niessen WJ, Nöthen MM, Nyberg L, Ohi K, Olvera RL, Ophoff RA, Pandolfo M, Paus T, Pausova Z, Penninx BW, Pike GB, Potkin SG, Psaty BM, Reppermund S, Rietschel M, Roffman JL, Romanczuk-Seiferth N, Rotter JI, Ryten M, Sacco RL, Sachdev PS, Saykin AJ, Schmidt R, Schofield PR, Sigurdsson S, Simmons A, Singleton A, Sisodiya SM, Smith C, Smoller JW, Soininen H, Srikanth V, Steen VM, Stott DJ, Sussmann JE, Thalamuthu A, Tiemeier H, Toga AW, Traynor BJ, Troncoso J, Turner JA, Tzourio C, Uitterlinden AG, Hernández MC, Van der Brug M, Van der Lugt A, Van der Wee NJ, Van Duijn CM, Van Haren NE, Van T Ent D, Van Tol MJ, Vardarajan BN, Veltman DJ, Vernooij MW, Völzke H, Walter H, Wardlaw JM, Wassink TH, Weale ME, Weinberger DR, Weiner MW, Wen W, Westman E, White T, Wong TY, Wright CB, Zielke HR, Zonderman AB, Deary IJ, DeCarli C, Schmidt H, Martin NG, De Craen AJ, Wright MJ, Launer LJ, Schumann G, Fornage M, Franke B, Debette S, Medland SE, Ikram MA, Thompson PM. Novel genetic loci underlying human intracranial volume identified through genome-wide association. Nat Neurosci. 2016 Dec; 19(12):1569-1582. PMID: 27694991.
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    10. Rajan KB, Aggarwal NT, Schneider JA, Wilson RS, Everson-Rose SA, Evans DA. Role of APOE e4 Allele and Incident Stroke on Cognitive Decline and Mortality. Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord. 2016 Oct-Dec; 30(4):318-323. PMID: 27849638.
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    11. Rajan KB, Arvanitakis Z, Lynch EB, McAninch EA, Wilson RS, Weuve J, Barnes LL, Bianco AC, Evans DA. Cognitive decline following incident and preexisting diabetes mellitus in a population sample. Neurology. 2016 Oct 18; 87(16):1681-1687. PMID: 27655734.
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    12. Zalta AK, Gerhart J, Hall BJ, Rajan KB, Vechiu C, Canetti D, Hobfoll SE. Self-reported posttraumatic growth predicts greater subsequent posttraumatic stress amidst war and terrorism. Anxiety Stress Coping. 2017 Mar; 30(2):176-187. PMID: 27575750.
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    13. Farran CJ, Etkin CD, Eisenstein A, Paun O, Rajan KB, Sweet CMC, McCann JJ, Barnes LL, Shah RC, Evans DA. Effect of Moderate to Vigorous Physical Activity Intervention on Improving Dementia Family Caregiver Physical Function: A Randomized Controlled Trial. J Alzheimers Dis Parkinsonism. 2016 Aug; 6(4). PMID: 28752016.
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    14. Wilson RS, Rajan KB, Barnes LL, Weuve J, Evans DA. Factors related to racial differences in late-life level of cognitive function. Neuropsychology. 2016 Jul; 30(5):517-24. PMID: 27149552; PMCID: PMC4948284 [Available on 07/01/17].
    15. Farran CJ, Paun O, Cothran F, Etkin CD, Rajan KB, Eisenstein A, Navaie M. Impact of an Individualized Physical Activity Intervention on Improving Mental Health Outcomes in Family Caregivers of Persons with Dementia: A Randomized Controlled Trial. AIMS Med Sci. 2016; 3(1):15-31. PMID: 29147683.
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    16. Evans DA, Rajan KB. APOEe4 and depression: following a winding road. Biol Psychiatry. 2015 Nov 15; 78(10):670-1. PMID: 26497282; PMCID: PMC4699301.
    17. Rajan KB, Schneider JA, Aggarwal NT, Wilson RS, Everson-Rose SA, Evans DA. Racial Differences in Cognitive Function and Risk of Incident Stroke. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2015 Dec; 24(12):2854-9. PMID: 26387044; PMCID: PMC4688055 [Available on 12/01/16].
    18. Rajan KB, Barnes LL, Skarupski KA, Mendes de Leon CF, Wilson RS, Evans DA. Physical and Cognitive Activities as Deterrents of Cognitive Decline in a Biracial Population Sample. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2015 Dec; 23(12):1225-1233. PMID: 26525993; PMCID: PMC4691548 [Available on 12/01/16].
    19. Farkas GJ, Cvetanovich GL, Rajan KB, Espinoza Orías AA, Nho SJ. Impact of Femoroacetabular Impingement Morphology on Gait Assessment in Symptomatic Patients. Sports Health. 2015 Sep-Oct; 7(5):429-36. PMID: 26502419; PMCID: PMC4547117.
    20. Rajan KB, Wilson RS, Weuve J, Barnes LL, Evans DA. Cognitive impairment 18 years before clinical diagnosis of Alzheimer disease dementia. Neurology. 2015 Sep 08; 85(10):898-904. PMID: 26109713; PMCID: PMC4560057.
    21. Rajan KB, Hebert LE, Scherr PA, Mendes de Leon CF, Evans DA. Rate of Cognitive Decline Before and After the Onset of Functional Limitations in Older Persons. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2015 Oct; 70(10):1221-5. PMID: 25934994; PMCID: PMC4841206 [Available on 10/01/16].
    22. Lam SH, Bailitz J, Blehar D, Becker BA, Hoffmann B, Liteplo AS, Rajan KB, Lambert M. Multi-Institution Validation of an Emergency Ultrasound Image Rating Scale-A Pilot Study. J Emerg Med. 2015 Jul; 49(1):32-39.e1. PMID: 25907634.
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    23. Verhaaren BF, Debette S, Bis JC, Smith JA, Ikram MK, Adams HH, Beecham AH, Rajan KB, Lopez LM, Barral S, van Buchem MA, van der Grond J, Smith AV, Hegenscheid K, Aggarwal NT, de Andrade M, Atkinson EJ, Beekman M, Beiser AS, Blanton SH, Boerwinkle E, Brickman AM, Bryan RN, Chauhan G, Chen CP, Chouraki V, de Craen AJ, Crivello F, Deary IJ, Deelen J, De Jager PL, Dufouil C, Elkind MS, Evans DA, Freudenberger P, Gottesman RF, Guðnason V, Habes M, Heckbert SR, Heiss G, Hilal S, Hofer E, Hofman A, Ibrahim-Verbaas CA, Knopman DS, Lewis CE, Liao J, Liewald DC, Luciano M, van der Lugt A, Martinez OO, Mayeux R, Mazoyer B, Nalls M, Nauck M, Niessen WJ, Oostra BA, Psaty BM, Rice KM, Rotter JI, von Sarnowski B, Schmidt H, Schreiner PJ, Schuur M, Sidney SS, Sigurdsson S, Slagboom PE, Stott DJ, van Swieten JC, Teumer A, Töglhofer AM, Traylor M, Trompet S, Turner ST, Tzourio C, Uh HW, Uitterlinden AG, Vernooij MW, Wang JJ, Wong TY, Wardlaw JM, Windham BG, Wittfeld K, Wolf C, Wright CB, Yang Q, Zhao W, Zijdenbos A, Jukema JW, Sacco RL, Kardia SL, Amouyel P, Mosley TH, Longstreth WT, DeCarli CC, van Duijn CM, Schmidt R, Launer LJ, Grabe HJ, Seshadri SS, Ikram MA, Fornage M. Multiethnic genome-wide association study of cerebral white matter hyperintensities on MRI. Circ Cardiovasc Genet. 2015 Apr; 8(2):398-409. PMID: 25663218; PMCID: PMC4427240.
    24. Shaikh M, Rajan K, Forsyth CB, Voigt RM, Keshavarzian A. Simultaneous gas-chromatographic urinary measurement of sugar probes to assess intestinal permeability: use of time course analysis to optimize its use to assess regional gut permeability. Clin Chim Acta. 2015 Mar 10; 442:24-32. PMID: 25591964; PMCID: PMC4339548.
    25. Simon MA, Chang ES, Rajan KB, Welch MJ, Dong X. Demographic characteristics of U.S. Chinese older adults in the Greater Chicago area: assessing the representativeness of the PINE study. J Aging Health. 2014 Oct; 26(7):1100-15. PMID: 25239968.
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    26. Rajan KB, Aggarwal NT, Wilson RS, Everson-Rose SA, Evans DA. Association of cognitive functioning, incident stroke, and mortality in older adults. Stroke. 2014 Sep; 45(9):2563-7. PMID: 25104848; PMCID: PMC4146653.
    27. Rajan KB, Skarupski KA, Rasmussen HE, Evans DA. Gene-environment interaction of body mass index and apolipoprotein E e4 allele on cognitive decline. Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord. 2014 Apr-Jun; 28(2):134-40. PMID: 24145695; PMCID: PMC4002654.
    28. Rajan KB, Wilson RS, Skarupski KA, Mendes de Leon CF, Evans DA. Gene-behavior interaction of depressive symptoms and the apolipoprotein E {varepsilon}4 allele on cognitive decline. Psychosom Med. 2014 Feb; 76(2):101-8. PMID: 24434953; PMCID: PMC4142223.
    29. Kim Y, Rajan KB, Sims SA, Wroblewski KE, Reutrakul S. Impact of glycemic variability and hypoglycemia on adverse hospital outcomes in non-critically ill patients. Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2014 Mar; 103(3):437-43. PMID: 24456994.
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    30. Mendes de Leon CF, Rajan KB. Psychosocial influences in onset and progression of late life disability. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci. 2014 Mar; 69(2):287-302. PMID: 24389123; PMCID: PMC3968859.
    31. Evans DA, Morris MC, Rajan KB. Vitamin E, memantine, and Alzheimer disease. JAMA. 2014 Jan 01; 311(1):29-30. PMID: 24381966.
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    32. Aggarwal NT, Wilson RS, Beck TL, Rajan KB, Mendes de Leon CF, Evans DA, Everson-Rose SA. Perceived stress and change in cognitive function among adults 65 years and older. Psychosom Med. 2014 Jan; 76(1):80-5. PMID: 24367123; PMCID: PMC4185366.
    33. Wilson RS, Rajan KB, Barnes LL, Hebert LE, Mendes de Leon CF, Evans DA. Cognitive aging and rate of hospitalization in an urban population of older people. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2014 Apr; 69(4):447-54. PMID: 24115773; PMCID: PMC3968825.
    34. Rajan KB, Barnes LL, Wilson RS, Evans DA, Mendes de Leon CF. Racial differences on association of depressive symptoms with combined basic and instrumental activities of daily living. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2014 Feb; 69(2):215-22. PMID: 23723430; PMCID: PMC4048984.
    35. Greenspan M, Rajan KB, Baig A, Beck T, Mobarhan S, Melson J. Advanced adenoma detection rate is independent of nonadvanced adenoma detection rate. Am J Gastroenterol. 2013 Aug; 108(8):1286-92. PMID: 23711625.
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    36. Rajan KB, Hebert LE, Scherr PA, Mendes de Leon CF, Evans DA. Disability in basic and instrumental activities of daily living is associated with faster rate of decline in cognitive function of older adults. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2013 May; 68(5):624-30. PMID: 23105042; PMCID: PMC3693599.
    37. Rajan KB, Hebert LE, Scherr P, Dong X, Wilson RS, Evans DA, Mendes de Leon CF. Cognitive and physical functions as determinants of delayed age at onset and progression of disability. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2012 Dec; 67(12):1419-26. PMID: 22539654; PMCID: PMC3636674.
    38. Rajan KB, Zhou XH. Semi-parametric area under the curve regression method for diagnostic studies with ordinal data. Biom J. 2012 Jan; 54(1):143-56. PMID: 22161961.
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    39. Rajan KB, Leurgans SE, Weuve J, Beck TL, Evans DA. Effect of Demographic Risk Factors on the Change in Cognitive Function in the Presence of Non-Participation and Truncation due to Death. J Biom Biostat. 2011 Nov 18; Suppl 3(1):1-7. PMID: 24634795.
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    40. Dong X, Simon M, Rajan K, Evans DA. Association of cognitive function and risk for elder abuse in a community-dwelling population. Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord. 2011; 32(3):209-15. PMID: 22095098; PMCID: PMC3237103.
    41. Rajan KB, Leurgans SE. Joint modeling of missing data due to non-participation and death in longitudinal aging studies. Stat Med. 2010 Sep 20; 29(21):2260-8. PMID: 20645281; PMCID: PMC2932758.
    42. Chubak J, McTiernan A, Sorensen B, Wener MH, Yasui Y, Velasquez M, Wood B, Rajan KB, Wetmore CM, Potter JD, Ulrich CM. Moderate-intensity exercise reduces the incidence of colds among postmenopausal women. Am J Med. 2006 Nov; 119(11):937-42. PMID: 17071161.
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    43. Bricker JB, Leroux BG, Robyn Andersen M, Rajan KB, Peterson AV. Parental smoking cessation and children's smoking: mediation by antismoking actions. Nicotine Tob Res. 2005 Aug; 7(4):501-9. PMID: 16085521.
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    44. Frank LL, Sorensen BE, Yasui Y, Tworoger SS, Schwartz RS, Ulrich CM, Irwin ML, Rudolph RE, Rajan KB, Stanczyk F, Bowen D, Weigle DS, Potter JD, McTiernan A. Effects of exercise on metabolic risk variables in overweight postmenopausal women: a randomized clinical trial. Obes Res. 2005 Mar; 13(3):615-25. PMID: 15833948.
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    45. McTiernan A, Tworoger SS, Rajan KB, Yasui Y, Sorenson B, Ulrich CM, Chubak J, Stanczyk FZ, Bowen D, Irwin ML, Rudolph RE, Potter JD, Schwartz RS. Effect of exercise on serum androgens in postmenopausal women: a 12-month randomized clinical trial. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2004 Jul; 13(7):1099-105. PMID: 15247119.
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    46. Sparks R, Ulrich CM, Bigler J, Tworoger SS, Yasui Y, Rajan KB, Porter P, Stanczyk FZ, Ballard-Barbash R, Yuan X, Lin MG, McVarish L, Aiello EJ, McTiernan A. UDP-glucuronosyltransferase and sulfotransferase polymorphisms, sex hormone concentrations, and tumor receptor status in breast cancer patients. Breast Cancer Res. 2004; 6(5):R488-98. PMID: 15318931; PMCID: PMC549165.
    47. McTiernan A, Tworoger SS, Ulrich CM, Yasui Y, Irwin ML, Rajan KB, Sorensen B, Rudolph RE, Bowen D, Stanczyk FZ, Potter JD, Schwartz RS. Effect of exercise on serum estrogens in postmenopausal women: a 12-month randomized clinical trial. Cancer Res. 2004 Apr 15; 64(8):2923-8. PMID: 15087413.
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    48. McTiernan A, Rajan KB, Tworoger SS, Irwin M, Bernstein L, Baumgartner R, Gilliland F, Stanczyk FZ, Yasui Y, Ballard-Barbash R. Adiposity and sex hormones in postmenopausal breast cancer survivors. J Clin Oncol. 2003 May 15; 21(10):1961-6. PMID: 12743149; PMCID: PMC2996263.
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